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by John Howard Yoder;


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The Politics of Jesus

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Tradition has painted a portrait of a Savior aloof from governmental concerns and whose teachings point to an apolitical life for his disciples. How, then, are we to respond today to a world so thoroughly entrenched in national and international affairs? But such a picture of Jesus is far from accurate, argues John Howard Yoder.

Using the texts of the New Testament, Yoder critically examines the traditional portrait of Jesus as an apolitical figure and attempts to clarify the true impact of Jesus’ life, work, and teachings on his disciples’ social behavior.

The book first surveys the multiple ways the image of an apolitical Jesus has been propagated, then canvasses the Gospel narrative to reveal how Jesus is rightly portrayed as a thinker and leader immediately concerned with the agenda of politics and the related issues of power, status, and right relations. Selected passages from the epistles corroborate a Savior deeply concerned with social, political, and moral issues.

In this thorough revision of his acclaimed 1972 text, Yoder provides updated interaction with publications touching on this subject. Following most of the chapters are new “epilogues” that summarize research conducted during the last two decades—research that continues to support the insights set forth in Yoder’s original work.

Currently a standard in many college and seminary ethics courses, The Politics of Jesus is also an excellent resource for the general reader desiring to understand Christ’s response to the world of politics and his will for those who would follow him.

The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in May 1959 and is our 18747th best seller. The ISBN for The Politics of Jesus is 9780802807342.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (May 1959)
Edition2nd edition
Weight375g
Number of Pages256
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780802807342
ISBN-100802807348
Product Code117299
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